National Recovery Month 2019 Tool kit

In 2019, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) celebrates the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month. Click here to see the list of resources including toll-free numbers and websites where people can find help, obtain information, share experiences, and learn from others. 

National Recovery Month 2019 Data Visualizations

5.1 million young adults aged 18-25 had a substance use disorder in the past year. Of the 5.1 million young adults with a substance use disorder, 46.8% had any mental illness in the past year. Click here to see other statistics.


SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma

The need to address trauma is increasingly viewed as an important component of effective behavioral health service delivery. Click here to read more. 


Trauma Annotated Bibliography

This bibliography attempts to offer a compilation of information on trauma-informed care by reviewing general information about trauma as well as focusing on the criminal justice system and corrections (women, adults, and younger people), peer support, and screening/assessment for trauma. Click here to read more.


Secondary Traumatic Stress

A fact Sheet for Child-Serving Professionals

Each year more than 10 million children in the United States endure the trauma of abuse, violence, natural disasters and other adverse events. For therapists, child welfare workers, case managers, and other helping professionals involved in the care of traumatized children and their families, the essential act of listening to trauma stories may take an emotional toll that compromises professional functioning and diminishes quality of life. Click here to read more.


Trauma Informed Practice Guide (TIP Guide)

The Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) Guide and TIP Organizational Checklist are intended to support the translation of trauma-informed principles into practice. Included are concrete strategies to guide  the professional work of practitioners assisting clients with mental health and substance use. Click here to read more.


Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents

The term complex trauma describes the dual problem of children’s exposure to traumatic events and the impact of this exposure on immediate and long-term outcomes. Complex traumatic exposure refers to children’s experiences of multiple traumatic events that occur within the caregiving system-the social environment that is supposed to be the source of safety and stability in a child’s life. Click here to read more. 


Trauma Among Youth

A significant body of research has emerged attesting to the fact that trauma exposure and post traumatic stress symptoms are highly prevalent among youth in the juvenile justice system, with rates far exceeding those seen in community samples. Click here to read more.


Trauma Among Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

With rates of arrests for girls in the United States fast outpacing those for boys, the past decade has seen increasing attention devoted to understanding the causes, consequences, and solutions for girls delinquency. Girls now account for approximately 30 percent of the estimated 2.11 million juvenile arrests made each year, and on any given day more than 7,800 girls reside in detention or juvenile corrections facilities in the US. Click here to read more.


Secondary Trauma:  The Personal Impact of Working with Criminal Offenders

Although the field of community corrections has long been recognized as a stressful profession, it has only been recently that traumatic stress was identified as a contributing factor to the taxing nature of the work. Click here to read more.


Caring for the Caregiver: Avoiding and Treating Vicarious Trauma

Vicarious traumatization is a term that describes the cumulative transformative effect on the helper of working with survivors of traumatic life events. The symptoms can appear much like those of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but also encompass changes in frame of reference, identity, sense of safety, ability to trust, self-esteem, intimacy, and a sense of control.  Click here to read more.


Trauma Healing Evangelism Training

Trauma can shatter our faith and beliefs about God. We doubt God’s goodness, power, and love, and our own lovability. Doubts often lead to distorted beliefs becoming the norm. We believe that God must not exist, that God doesn’t care, that we are being punished, and we are shameworthy. Click here to read more.